This is not a separate post. It is more like a PS to the previous post. Apologies. I wanted to put it in the comments section, because really, it is about your comments. But I wanted everyone to see, and was not sure everyone bothers to read comments except for me. I love them. :)
For two different reasons, these two comments arrived by email. These are two different guys, and both wanted to tell me what they really thought about my last posting. I enjoyed reading these, so I thought I would share them with you. I know one of them is pretty harsh. Another one is just interesting. so....no further comment from me. Enjoy! And do send me comments and let me know what you really think. There is an option to remain anonymous, you know.
"I tried to respond to your blog today. I don’t have a Google account, don’t know what a URL is and am too impatient to figure out how to get on it. Please find what I wrote attached below. I would seriously tell your friend to pound sand and husband to think back on all the places he has been and things he has done.
After watching people eat rice out of a barbequed goat with their fingers, sitting in a Russian Sauna naked while people whip sweat around and over each other with 2 week old used birch branches, doing Sushi in Almata with a naked Kazak woman serving as the plate, sharing a water cup on Aeroflot with 20 other passengers (thank god I was first)and then there is the Russian dried fish routine where they beat the fish on any hard surface until it starts to break up then 20 little hands start ripping at it.
Who the hell cares about a hair on the floor, god does anybody think their own hair does not fall on the floor and is it also against Miss Manners laws if a hair falls out and hits the floor itself without you noticing.
Lets put things in perspective here, I remember sitting in the Italian restaurant in Baku with 3 Chinese managers newly allowed out and watched them spit everything they did not like from a fabulous meal on the floor, the chef had good reason to be majorly pissed for me bringing them there.
If somebody said anything to me about flicking a hair on the floor I think I would have to leave before I laughed at them
"People in Baku are too impatient, too eager to say something, too
enthusiastic! " - Sorry dude, I have to call bullshit on this one. The
reason for them talking out of turn is the same one they have for
driving like shit, not being able to stand in a queue, and other
anti-civil behaviour - no one gives a shit about anybody other than
themselves except for those that wield some kind of power over them be
it a senior family member, boss, etc. They are obsequious with those
people. Everybody else can essentially go fuck themselves as far as
civil behaviour is concerned. Of course this is not a blanket
statement that applies to "everybody" but, in my observations, it does
apply to the vast majority.
Wanted to put this in the comment but did not want to start a flame war."